Miles Daly, muscle for a Nevada crime ring and desperate to win back his wife and daughter, travels to Los Angeles to collect on a debt from an aspiring screenwriter - whose script inspires Miles to give Hollywood a shot.
Miles returns to Los Angeles in an attempt to pitch the script for THE ADMIRAL'S MISTRESS to Rick Moreweather, a film producer; Amara takes an interest in investing in the film, triggering anxiety in Louis and anger in Yago.
Rick slowly begins to discover the unconventional ways Miles and Louis handle their business. Miles notices a growing distance between him and his family, and attempts to bring them to Los Angeles for the summer.
As Miles' Hollywood producer facade becomes more legitimate, those associated with him become more disgruntled; Louis feels left out, April feels duped and Rick feels uneasy as he confronts his past artistic endeavors and the business deal with Amara.
Rick struggles with the casting process as Amara considers future film investment opportunities. Katie and Emma visit Miles in Los Angeles.
An unexpected visitor on the studio lot changes Miles's plans with his visiting family, and the wider production team is tasked with entertaining the guest.
Budget problems threaten production of The Admiral's Mistress as on-set relationships take a surprising turn.
Miles struggles to keep production challenges at bay before a studio executive's visit. Rick and Louis navigate their own relationships and the issues they pose to the film.
When an unforeseen event halts production, Miles and Louis rush to Los Angeles to attempt to save their film while Rick flees to the mountains for protection.
Miles faces a final reckoning with his family and must face his past, present and future head on as the film and those associated with it begin to unravel.